The first step in any transformation journey is ensuring that the leadership team understands the extent of the challenge. Most importantly the leadership team members need feel invested in how the organisation moves forward. A workshop is an effective medium for education and solution development.

I have lectured at MIT Sloan School of Management and I work with the University of Cambridge in respect of executive education and so can draw upon other experts if your specific needs require a broad set of capabilities. Similarly if your needs warrant a large-scale deployment, I have access to world-class programme managers. 


Some leaders prefer a one-to-one engagement in order to focus on their specific objectives. These are often a combination of corporate and personal targets. Corporate objectives tend to be strategic in nature. Personal goals tend to be career-related or how to build a personal brand.

Coaching works best when the leader wants to acquire new insights, traits, capabilities or skills within the context of goal or a set of goals.

Unlike with advisory and consulting services, the leader wants to develop their own capability.


I recognised some while back that the world was irrevocably changing and that the available leadership education was still geared towards the industrial era and thus unfit for purpose. So I set up the Disruption Readiness Institute to provide leaders with easy to consume education courses to help them better navigate the post-industrial world we find ourselves in. The courses are designed to integrate with the busy working life of a typical leader.

Keep in mind that these courses can be rebranded and integrated into your existing leadership development programme.

  • We wanted someone who would engage our leadership differently. Ade did this brilliantly.  Engaging, fast paced and multifaceted. Just what was needed to shake things up a little in the last session of our conference!

    Helen MacPhee
    VP Finance
  • We recently held a conference in Milan around “Digital” for our senior partners throughout the MED region (Italy, Spain and Portugal) and Ade joined us by VC as a keynote speaker. Even by VC Ade kept the audience captive with lots of note taking and it also provoked a lot of discussion after the event. One of the most compelling keynote speakers that we have had in the MED region.

    Joanne Jones
    EMEIA Markets Operations And Execution Team Leader
  • Ade understands business and IT opportunities through the lens of executives and how to present this back in a concise manner with clear takeaways.

    Robbert Kuppens
    Global CIO
    Boston Consulting Group
  • Ade spoke at an event for around 250 of our UK & Israel Technology team. Ade has a fantastic presentation style, and it was clear in the prep calls that he was able to take our overall theme of the event and link that to his presentation. I would highly recommend Ade as a motivational speaker and thought leader.

    Hannah Bertolone
    Cloud Programme Leader
  • Ade McCormack sounds a much-needed clarion call for IT to “grow up”  and become a mature business function.

    Nicholas Carr
    Former editor
    Harvard Business Review
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